Ready, set, go! Virtual Boston Marathon is about to be run

BOSTON (AP) — Missing: Boston’s raucous crowds and smiles for miles. Still there, sort of: Wellesley College’s iconic “scream tunnel” and the thunderous cheers along the finish line on Boylston Street. The 124th running of the Boston Marathon finally gets underway next month, but virtually — meaning real runners will do the hard work, and […]

A 59 for Scheffler, a near-miss for Dustin Johnson in Boston

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — It took a disappointing par for Scottie Scheffler to realize he was making enough birdies to have a shot at 59, and he seized on the chance Friday with four birdies over his last five holes to post the 12th sub-60 round in PGA Tour history. For the longest time, it […]

Tatum, Smart lift Boston past Toronto, Celtics take 2-0 lead

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Marcus Smart didn’t like a call that went against him late in the third quarter, a moment that made it seem like the Toronto Raptors were taking control against the Boston Celtics. So, in the fourth quarter, he took matters into his own hands. Smart changed the game with […]

A hot start for Woods in Boston, just not on the golf course

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Tiger Woods got off to a hot start Thursday before even hitting his first shot. The images of Woods on the practice range rubbing his upper back with a towel and placing a cold bottle of water on the back of his neck was alarming for someone who has endured four […]

Johnson’s big finish gives him 5-shot lead at TPC Boston

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Dustin Johnson arrived at the TPC Boston this week, headed to the practice range and then looked at his swing coach. “He said, ‘Bro, what am I supposed to be working on again?’” Claude Harmon said Saturday as he watched his pupil set another personal record in The Northern Trust. Johnson […]

Barr: Feds to appeal ruling, seek death for Boston bomber

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department will seek to reinstate a death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man who was convicted of carrying out the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, Attorney General William Barr said Thursday. In an interview with The Associated Press, Barr said the Justice Department would appeal the court’s ruling last month that […]

Boston Fed chief: States’ rush to reopen slowed US recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top official at the Federal Reserve criticized the decisionby many states to reopen businesses this spring before getting the virus fully under control, and said those choices have hindered an economic recovery in the U.S. Eric Rosengren, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, said states in the South and […]

Celtics oust Raptors in Game 7, head to East finals vs. Heat

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — It took every bit of seven games, but Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics are headed to the Eastern Conference finals. And they dethroned the NBA champions to get there. Tatum scored 29 points, Jaylen Brown had 21 and the Celtics topped the Toronto Raptors 92-87 on Friday night […]

On to Game 7: Raptors survive Celtics in double-OT thriller

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors faced a sizable early deficit. They trailed in the fourth quarter. And again in the first overtime. And again in the second overtime. Exhausted and on the brink, the reigning NBA champions rose to the moment. Next up: Game 7, for a spot in the Eastern […]

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